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Hello people, i finally got my "Fixed" tank back after 4 weeks off waiting (Cracked Support) Yay...

Anyways im wanting to purchase most off the stuff this weekend and here is what I have on my list. If i missed something feel free to mention it.

4X T5 54Watt Lights (2 Blue 2 White)
TS1 Protein Skimmer
Overflow Box + PVC Piping
Return Pump (From Sump 3X 250L Cycling)
Heater
2X Powerheads
a few KG off Live Rock
Beach Sand substrate
 

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2 small heaters rather than one bigger one
refactometer
net
magfloat/hobby magnet for the glass
fluidised reactor for PO4 removal (or external cannister)
bits of tube/airline
salt mixing bucket/spare heater/powerhead for salt mixing (unless you use nsw)
alternative power supply
 
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Thats a few things i forgot to add to the shopping list, luckily I don't need salt as I use NSW. Anyways added to the list

Natural Sea Water
NO2 Testing Kit
Thermometer
Salinity Meter (Not sure on name)
Bottled RO Water from the Local Pet Shop

Got a new Net/Magnet

Anything else?
 

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Thats a few things i forgot to add to the shopping list, luckily I don't need salt as I use NSW. Anyways added to the list

Natural Sea Water
NO2 Testing Kit
Thermometer
Salinity Meter (Not sure on name)(refractometer)
Bottled RO Water from the Local Pet Shop

Got a new Net/Magnet

Anything else?
I seem to have acquired lots of junk, hoses,jugs,brushes etc that seemed to have wanderede out of the kitchen and into my fish tools area, they come in handy as most kitcken utensils are food safe material and very handy around the tank.
 
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Luckily I have one 25L Bucket for working with the water from my tank, and 6X 25L Bottles/Containers to fill up with NSW. And then a small jug to add/remove water + a toothbrush for scrubbing :whistling: so that should solve any other kitchen type appliance preferences I think.

Anything else?
 
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Thats a bit pricey on a first round trip don't you think? besides winters approaching fast.
 
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You need to get decent test kits, not only NO2. If you can get Seachem test kits. Power heads for DT try and get Tunze, Seio or Boyu Wavemakers for good strong water dispersement.
 
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The other test kits ile get a month or 2 from now (Round 2), shouldn't be a problem as much as the one my wallet will be facing ;/
 
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Ok well after today's shopping trip I was able to get what I needed, not all the same brands I wanted but seem decent for cost vs performance. Got the essentials like Protein Skimmer, Heater, Thermometer, 2X Powerheads, T5 Lighting but still 1 or 2 things to get.

Anyways im facing a little dilemma atm. East London pet shops don't stock the overflow box, this basically meens no sump for me atm :/. I cant drill as the tanks already made and chances are the glass will crack... So if anybody has any ideas please leave a comment
 

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Well....you could have an upstream sump, whereby the sump is higher than the display tank, that way you can get the sump drilled. A pump will sit in the display tank and pump water up to the sump and the sump will overflow down into the tank, basically a reverse of the normal way a tank is set up, this however does pose a problem or two of it's own, but it can be done very easily.
 
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Some other good things to have (though not from the LFS):
vinegar
baking soda
razor blades
extra buckets
 
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Yup im experimenting with a DIY will let use know when its done. I got a question though. Paint. Ive had to paint my lid with 3 different types off black (Inside off the lid) as i thought i would have had enough but outside took most off it... Anyways would different paints cause any problems down the line for my fish/corals? Mayority off the inside was painted with (Mat Black) then a Spray Can followd by another black paint tin i had left for 1 pane.
 
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Storm - what about an overflow - self priming ;) That's what we did for the tank. PM me for more info :)
 

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